Indiana’s Will Dantzler Selected as SynED’s August National CyberHero for Creating Solutions to the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce Shortages
August 17, 2021
Thousand Oaks, CA – Today SynED®, a national non-profit organization that identifies emerging best practices for effective articulation between employers, job seekers, and education providers, announced that Will Dantzler, co-founder and COO of Rofori Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana, is this month’s CyberHero. Mr. Dantzler recently spearheaded the creation and rollout of CyberKnights, an online platform for understanding organizational cybersecurity needs and assessing, developing, and retaining cybersecurity talent. In selecting him as CyberHero, SynED considered his innovative and systematic approach to solving the nation’s cybersecurity workforce shortage, which comes as threats from ransomware and other cybersecurity attacks continue to rise.
CyberKnights Partners with CompTIA in Support of Cybersecurity Talent Assessment, Development, and Retention
November 19, 2020
Indianapolis, IN – CyberKnights, a product of Rofori Corporation, is a portal for cyber practitioners, employers, academia, and training providers. It promotes and facilitates cybersecurity talent assessment, development, and retention. CyberKnights and CompTIA have partnered to increase knowledge, skills, and awareness in the technology workforce. In a sustainable effort to grow the U.S. cybersecurity workforce, the CyberKnights portal leverages the National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework in key ways. For example, talent can be assessed against the NICE Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs) and subsequently matched with employers, academia, and CompTIA.
Rofori Launches CyberKnights Talent Assessment, Development, and Retention Portal
June 16, 2020
Zionsville, Indiana – Rofori Corporation is announcing the launch of its CyberKnights Talent Assessment, Development, and Retention Portal. There are over 500,000 cybersecurity job openings in the U.S., but not enough talent has been identified to meet employer needs. According to the MIT Technology Review, fewer than one in four of the candidates that apply for these positions are qualified. Employers can leverage CyberKnights to automatically match up with talent meeting their needs or view the talent pool to see available cybersecurity talent. Employers can increase retention by incorporating CyberKnights to the fullest extent within their organization to help manage employees. Employers can maximize the power of CyberKnights by managing internal talent upskill and reskilling opportunities based on organizational cybersecurity knowledge, skills, and abilities gap analysis. Employers can also leverage CyberKnights to forecast education needs over time, match to educational providers, and monitor progress.
CertNexus Partners with CyberKnights to Address Cybersecurity Talent Assessment, Development, and Retention Portal
April 15, 2020
Rochester, New York– CyberKnights, a product of Rofori Corporation, is at the intersection of employers, academia, training providers, and talent for the purposes of enabling cybersecurity talent assessment, development, and retention. CertNexus and CyberKnights have partnered to help grow and increase knowledge in the workforce. The soon-to-be-launched CyberKnights portal leverages the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST), National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework in a multitude of ways. Talent can be assessed against the NICE Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Tasks (KSATs) and matched with employers, academia, and CertNexus training providers. Additional capabilities include cybersecurity-focused career track mapping and the ability for training providers, academia and employers to manage talent in an effort to enable life-long career management within the cybersecurity workforce.
Rofori Corporation Partners with Purdue Polytechnic Institute to Design and Develop Purdue’s Nationwide Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program
October 20, 2019
Zionsville, IN– Rofori Corporation is pleased to announce that Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute, who selected Rofori to be its technology partner, has been awarded a grant from the Department of Labor to develop the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP). P-CAP will be a scalable apprenticeship program that creates a steady pipeline of skilled cybersecurity professionals to solve employers’ workforce shortages and create a successful pathway to high-paying jobs for participants.
Why a Career in Cybersecurity May Be For You, by Dr. Geanie Umberger, P-CAP Executive Director
September 13, 2019
While technology and automation are shrinking many industries, they’re expanding the need for cybersecurity professionals. We talked with Dr. Geanie Umberger, Executive Director of the Purdue Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP), about why people need to consider this career path.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Visits Purdue, Presents $12 Million Award in Cybersecurity Field
July 2, 2019
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta on Tuesday (July 2) announced a $12 million award to Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute to develop a program to help fill a growing need for cybersecurity professionals. Acosta visited Purdue’s campus to make the announcement. He toured Maurice G. Knoy Hall of Technology and met with Polytechnic administrators and students as well as state officials and business partners.
U.S. Secretary Alexander Acosta Visits Purdue University to Discuss the Award of Apprenticeship Grants
July 2, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta discussed the award of $12 million in information technology apprenticeship grant funding to Purdue University during a visit to Purdue Polytechnic Institute, in West Lafayette, Indiana. Secretary Acosta toured the Purdue University Cyber Forensics Lab and participated in a roundtable with the Dean of Purdue Polytechnic Institute Gary Bertoline, Purdue Polytechnic Institute faculty and students, Indiana government officials, and representatives of Raytheon, FastPort, Rofori, NSCW Crane, TriStar, and Artesian Electronics.